7 Warning Signs You Need Generator Replacement

Posted On: October 25, 2016

lightingGenerator replacement is absolutely necessary if you want to supply your home with long-lasting, highly-efficient electrical power. When you rely on essential lights and appliances to get you through the day, a lack of a working generator can greatly disrupt life in your home. How else would you able to store food in the fridge, heat and cool your home, and if it leads to a water pump breakdown, have running water for a wide range of purposes? Unfortunately, there are still plenty of homeowners out there who do not know when time is right for replacement, leaving them in a situation where their generator may breakdown when they need electrical power the most. If you want to avoid becoming one of them, you need to be alert and know the warning signs telling you it’s time to replace the old with the new. In fact, knowing when to replace it can mean all the difference in how quickly you get a new generator for your home. Heavy rain and strong gusts of wind can knock out power in an instant, and you need the latest generator model to combat against it!

How Can Reliable Power Systems Help You?

Reliable Power Systems should be your first choice for generator replacement this fall. We house the most modern generators on the market today from top brands like Generac, Kohler, and Briggs & Stratton. Our local electricians will work with you in determining what brand of unit would be best suited for your home. After all, no two homes’ power needs are alike and that’s why our electricians aim to meet all of them. Before any replacement work begins, we will inspect your home to make sure your chosen generator will be able to fit within the area of installation. Also, since many HOA’s and city governments have restrictions and regulations pertaining to generators, we will make sure you have all the right permissions to get a new generator for your home. When it comes to guaranteeing electrical power, the team at Reliable Power Systems ensures all angles are covered.

When Should You Call for Generator Replacement?

You don’t need to be a licensed professional to pick out the signs that you need to replace that faulty generator. All you need to do is take a closer look and notice any of the following:

  1. Frequent Breakdowns: Frequent generator breakdowns can do a number on your repair costs, even if repairs are made by a licensed professional. Plus, it can be frustrating having a generator in your home that cannot deliver consistent performance, especially when in an emergency situation where you need a light or appliance to work. Please call for replacement immediately to cut down those repair costs before they overwhelm your savings account!
  2. Higher Costs on Energy Bills: Are you noticing the costs on your energy bills inexplicably on the rise? Then you may have to look no further than your generator to determine the cause of your energy problems. When generators begin to malfunction, they will expend more energy to produce electrical power. Even if you still receive power to all of your appliances, it may be time to upgrade.
  3. Slow Startup: If your generator is starting up slower than ever before, it may be time to replace with something new. A generator should start up and provide power within minutes, but a slow startup can prove frustrating, especially in emergency situations. This is a sign that your generator is slowly losing its ability to meet your power needs, and it’s best to replace it before it stops working altogether.
  4. Carbon Monoxide Emissions: An older, malfunctioning generator will be much more likely to emit carbon monoxide, a deadly yet odorless gas. The scary thing is that it can seep into your home without you even realizing it. Fortunately, if you own a carbon monoxide detector, it should alert you of a problem immediately and allow you to call for help. Replacing that generator will protect the well-being of your entire family.
  5. Reduced Appliance Efficiency: Are your most essential appliances beginning to suddenly flicker on and off? If so, check your generator immediately. This may indicate your generator is proving unable to meet all of your power demands. What would be the point of a generator if it can’t meet your power needs anyway?
  6. Old Age: The average life expectancy of a generator today ranges between 10,000 and 30,000 hours, especially with the latest models on the market. Even though a generator can still work well in advanced age, it is also much more likely to experience breakdowns, costing you more money on generator repair services. For long-term cost-efficiency, and stress relief, it is always better to replace it altogether
  7. Leaks: Though one leak from the unit is manageable with a bit of generator maintenance, it should be concerning if the generator is constantly leaking fuel or coolant. Leaks in general are a sign of the generator overheating. However, please do not try to clean up leakage on your own, as it can be hazardous if exposed to skin or eyes. Instead, call a professional who will know the proper safety precautions.

Enjoy The Conveniences Of A Working Generator And Schedule A Generator Replacement Service Today

Contact Reliable Power Systems today if you want to ensure you have a steady flow of power in your home thanks to high-quality generator replacement!